Machinist/CNC Technology

Machinist/CNC Technology

The Machinist/CNC Technology program provides students the opportunity to prepare for entry-level careers as machinists using conventional equipment and computer control equipment.

Participants in the program receive technical skills immediately useful in the workplace requiring CNC knowledge. They receive hands-on instruction in set up, operation, programming, maintenance, etc. on state-of-the-market CNC equipment used every day in industry. The Associate of Applied Science Degree requires four semesters. However, the student may elect to complete programs at the certificate level (two semesters) or at the skill set level. The course work in these two training levels is an integral part of the degree program.

This program adheres to the standards of the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). This program operates in partnership with the Robert C. Byrd Institute and its campuses in Huntington, Charleston and Bridgeport, W.Va.

What You’ll Learn
Technical courses develop skills using conventional machines and using computerized manufacturing equipment. They will also have received instruction in industrial communications, organizational skills, and mathematics for machinists and safety. Before graduation, each individual is required to pass all Level 1 NIMS CNC credentials. See the current advising sheet for more details.

Credits Required:  61 hours

Credential Earned:  Associate of Applied Science
Learn about our Machinist Certificate.

Career Settings
The graduate will have completed fundamentals required for all machining careers–industrial safety, blueprint reading and precision measurement.

Potential Employers

  • Becker Mining America
  • Sulzer Pumps
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia, Inc.